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06 November 2017

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The Twisted Genius

pl,

Stewart's long efforts against illegal immigration Prince William county targeted legal residents as well as the illegals. His actions and rhetoric before and after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville fully supported the white supremacist view. IMO, his rhetoric has gotten worse over time and is now toxic. He may be a wonderful neighbor and all his talk is just a cynical effort to ride the Trump train to power. I was speaking of him as my neighbor as a hypothetical situation. If he started harassing any of my non-white neighbors or going after the laborers and landscapers, I would confront him. I've confronted others in similar real life situations.

I know Army doctors are Army officers. Perhaps I missed your point when you brought up the issue of Northam getting his medical training through the Army.

turcopolier

TTG

Ah, your Stewart is a straw man of your creation. He hasn't actually DONE anything but talk? now, what could he possibly do to legal immigrants? IMO Northam is someone who has gone a long way on charm and just being agreeable. He has had a free ride for a long time. i don't mind his free ride on the Army to medical school and a residency. They needed doctors badly then. they sent me to grad school. In my case I had been in the army ten years and as you know the process is discriminating. pl

turcopolier

james

Knock off the supercilious Canadian BS. You sound like someone from the 3rd world. pl

Nightsticker

TTG,

An ancestor, born 10/28/1822, the 2nd youngest
son in a family of 8 siblings. The son of "a well
off farmer from inheritance from mother's family".
Raised on a farm outside Edinburg, VA. [farm still
owned by family today, 9 generations later]. Educated
at local church school, literate, owned books. Bilingual
in German and English. The family did not own slaves
and did not approve for religious reasons. From my research,
I believe the family was initially "conditionally Unionist"
as long as the Federal Government did not engage in aggressive
and un-Constitutional acts. After the Federal warlike moves
against the existing Secession states, rallied to their State
of Virginia. Initially enlisted in Company C
7th Virginia Cavalry 6/15/1861. Company C became Company
K 12th Virginia Cavalry in the June 1862 reorganization
of the Virginia cavalry. As was the custom for Virginia
"gentlemen rankers" he provided his own horse and equipment.
He was reimbursed $750 for his horse "shot out from under him"
during small cavalry action in screening the Gettysburg
advance on 6/21/1863. KIA 5/6/1864 in large cavalry action
in immediate vicinity of Todd's Tavern. Buried in small
family plot, just off Swover Creek Road outside Edinburg, VA.

Deo Vindice

Nightsticker

The Twisted Genius

pl,

Yes, IMO it is fortunate that Stewart and most like him are all talk and very little action, including Trump. Still, that talk is corrosive. I see it as a psychological preparation of the battlefield. I also went to grad school on Uncle Sugar's dime. The GI Bill paid for everything except the books.

Valissa

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Fred

James,

We actually prevent the government from mandating speech, unlike the great nation of Canada:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Act_to_amend_the_Canadian_Human_Rights_Act_and_the_Criminal_Code

turcopolier

Valissa

And the point of "the clapper" is what? pl

turcopolier

TTG

I was full time and fully funded. Never used the GI Bill. pl

J

That is well understated and understood. Politics when broken down =

Poli (Polus) - Greek meaning many
Tics (Ticks) - Is a parasite feeding upon the blood of its hosts (the taxpayer/voter)

Politics = Many parasites.

Anybody have a good tick and flea killer to eradicate the many parasites that now infest the people's business?

The Twisted Genius

Tidewater,

I missed this earlier. Yes, the FLS often covers this issue. Very often it's the outdoors column that covers it along with the tides and fishing reports. The health of the Bay is important to me since I spend a lot of quality time on the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers and in the Crows Nest Natural Area. Interestingly, just yesterday I read about Gillespie saying his ability to have a better relationship with the Trump admin would be good for the Bay. Given Trump's penchant for vindictiveness, he may have a point. But I still feel Northam would provide more focus on the Bay. It's going to be a tough few years for the Bay. The Trump admin plans on cutting most if not all spending on cleaning up the Bay. Even Rob Wittmann, my Republican representative in the House is pushing hard to save some of this funding.

Valissa

In appreciation of rjj's comment, a point well made :)

raven

A "Democrat" governor and a trangender Delegate!!! Xin Loi.

turcopolier

Raven

And now we will see what the results are in the House of Delegates. Northam will make a great president one day after he destroys his native state's culture. As for the trans delegate, Chelsea Manning is more convincing as a woman.pl

The Twisted Genius

Nightsticker,

A most honorable ancestor. I envy you and Colonel Lang for your detailed knowledge about your forefathers. My family is a fairly new arrival to these shores and Lithuania is a difficult place for ancestry research. I did have an older cousin who made his way from occupied Lithuania to the US under his own power and authority in 1953. He brought his "field sporterized" Mosin-Nagant carbine with him. Years later, he took me out behind the barn, drew a caricature of Stalin on a board and taught me how to shoot that carbine. It was as light and handy as an M1 carbine, but it kicked like two mules on amphetamines. He told me that was the way to kill the bolsheviki. He was one hard son of a bitch.

Beyond that, it's mostly legends. We know many of my ancestors were in various cavalry units over time. A cherished but unproven legend is that a forefather rode with Jalal Al-Din's Tartar cavalry at Grunwald to defeat the Teutonic crusaders in 1410.

outthere

I read that Northam voted for George W Bush twice, against Gore, and against Kerry.
So it was interesting to read your statement about Northam's closeness to Clintons.

The Twisted Genius

The most astonishing result of this night was the passage of a ballot initiative in Maine to expand Medicaid, basically extending full Obamacare to Maine over the objection of the sitting Governor. The initiative passed by 20 percentage points.

Eliot

Col. Lang,

I would agree. These people seek to destroy that which makes us Virginians.

Sad days.

- Eliot

turcopolier

outthere

Northam is an opportunist. He is not close to the Clintons. He belongs to their machine. pl

Fred

james,

and what have you done about it other than wring your hands?

raven

Ah yes, "culture". I guess the "homophobe in chief" as he calls himself, is representative of that culture. Is it your contention that Danica Roem is trying to convince you of something? You are obviously and intelligent and educated person, what is it about gender identification that so disturbs you?

Eric Newhill

Nightsticker,
I too have a direct ancestor that was a member of the Virginia Cavalry and another that was an arty officer (father and son). I do not recall which outfit and won't hazard a guess. I have the documents filed away somewhere (or rather SWMBO does). I'll to remember to look into them on a rainy day.

The only good thing about recent political developments in VA is that these men can look down and rest assured that they were fighting for a righteous cause.

turcopolier

raven

What offends me is the ostentatious display of one's private life to gain political advantage in an atmosphere of hysteria over Social Justice. Homophobic? I think Chelsea Manning is kind of cute as a woman. The man shows through clearly in Roem. It is sad to have had your plumbing amputated and not have the process turn out a better product. pl

Stephanie

Col.,

John Lithgow as Roberta Muldoon comes to mind. However, Roem doesn't seem to have emphasized the personal. S/he has strong local ties and seems to have talked mainly about subjects like traffic - the idea being that "Marshall is so obsessed with bathrooms that he's forgotten about taking care of his constituents." If so, seems to have worked well.

j2

Good evening, Col. Reading through all of the comments, and having had only a small taste of life of Virgina, it is obvious you all know much more about Virginia than I.

However. None seemed to have seen the missing elephant in the herd.
The Tea Party.
In 2009, the Tea Party made themselves known by electing Scott Brown (R) as Mass Senator.
In 2010, the Tea Party changed the House of Reps from Dem to GOP.
In 2014, despite having been supposedly defeated by Barack Obama's IRS, the Tea Party again made itself known and elected Dave Bratt, defeating incumbent Eric Cantor (R), in VA's 7th Congressional District.
In 2016, the Tea Party elected Donald J. Trump (R) as President of the United States.

Ed Gillespie is GOP establishment - no Tea Party support. Allowing ex-felons to vote, all the illegals being shipped in to Virgina (and being allowed to vote?), the Clinton machine, plus no Tea Party support. It is a wonder Gillespie did as well as he did, imo.
All the best, sir. Thank you for your blog and the commenters here.
Regards.

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